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Marion Theresa (M. T.) Biddle papers, Series I, Folder 1: Correspondence, 1858, 1861

Summary:Marion Theresa (M. T.) Biddle was born on March 11, 1840, in Chesapeake City, Cecil County, Maryland and died on March 22, 1869 at the age of twenty-nine. She lived with her parents, William Eugene Biddle (, a farmer, and Armina Nichols Biddle (b.1825) at "Hispaniolia". Hispaniolia was located near Chesapeake City and Elkton, Maryland, as noted on the postmarks on four envelopes included in the collection. M.T. was the eldest of at least six children, one of whom was a younger sister Isabell. She was a teacher and signed all the letters "Prof. M. T. Biddle." Maggie R. Thompson (b.1843), the recipient of the letters in this collection, lived in Nottingham and later Oxford, Pennsylvania. She refers to a younger sister, Ellie, and twin sisters in the letters. M.T. and Maggie attended school together, possibly the Oxford Female Seminary. Thompson was unmarried when the letters were written and M. T. Biddle addressed her as "Dr." Complete information may be found in the finding aid to the collection at:
Creator:Biddle, Marion Theresa, 1840-1869
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Cecil County
Place of origin – Settlement:Hispaniolia
Temporal subject: 1861-1870
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Topical subjects:United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Biddle, Marion Theresa, 1840-1869 -- Correspondence
Maryland -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources
Thompson, Maggie R. -- Correspondence
Women -- Maryland -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Sources
ArchivesUM location:Marion Theresa (M. T.) Biddle papers
  • series 1
  • box 1
  • folder 1
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Personal and Family Lives
Women's Studies
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